A captivating history of London as told through objects recovered from the muddy banks of the Thames and the lives of the people who owned them
Swords Castle is not a castle in the accepted sense of the term but rather the best remaining upstanding example of a medieval episcopal palace in Ireland. Attributed to the first Anglo-Norman archbishop of Dublin, John Comyn, it was founded in the later twelfth century as the administrative centre of an extremely wealthy manor.
"Kindred is important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity."--The New York Times Book Review
"[A] bold and magnificent attempt to resurrect our Neanderthal kin."--The Wall Street Journal
A lost city. A thousand-year-old mystery. A quest that changed history.
Beneath the plains of Afghanistan lie the remains of a fabulous city: Alexandria Beneath the Mountains, founded by Alexander the Great. For centuries, it was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished.
Archaeology, Nation, and Race is a must-read book for students of archaeology and adjacent fields. It demonstrates how archaeology and concepts of antiquity have shaped, and have been shaped by colonialism, race, and nationalism.
"An engaging glimpse into a world both fascinating and fundamentally unknowable to those who aren't born into it."
--R. E. BURRILLO, author of Behind the Bears Ears
A bold new history of the discovery of King Tut and the seismic impact it left on modern society.
When it was discovered in 1922, in an Egypt newly independent of the British Empire, the 3,300-year-old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world.
A thrilling history of the West’s scramble for the riches of ancient Egypt by the foremost Egyptologist of our time.
From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later, the uncovering of Egypt’s ancient past took place in an atmosphere of grand adventure and international rivalry.
An authoritative new history of the Roman conquest of Britain
Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time.
“The first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction. . . .[A] gem.” —Nature
Winner of the Society for American Archaeology Book Award, The Neanderthals Rediscovered is a fascinating study of the Neanderthals, informed by the latest scientific developments and discoveries, now available as an updated paperback.